Announcing The March Madness Supervillain Tournament Of Evil!


Bring On The Bad Guys!

In years past we’ve matched-up sidekicks and super-pets, but this year at Longbox Graveyard, it’s good to be bad!

That’s right … all this month, we are going to match-up the greatest Marvel and DC Comics supervillains of all time.


Secret Society of Supervillains

Head to Longbox Graveyard every monday for the rest of the month to vote for your favorite villains! Every week we will eliminate half of the field, with the championship final commencing April 4th!

To set our field of sixteen bad guys (and gals), I’ve turned to IGN, which published this list of super-villain greats.

  1. Magneto
  2. Joker
  3. Doctor Doom
  4. Lex Luthor
  5. Galactus
  6. Darkseid
  7. Ra’s al Ghul
  8. Loki
  9. Dark Phoenix
  10. Kingpin
  11. Catwoman
  12. Two-Face
  13. Green Goblin (Norman Osborn)
  14. Red Skull
  15. Sinestro
  16. Black Adam, or … ???

That list leaves a lot of worthy bad guys on the sidelines, and I’m not convinced that Black Adam deserves to be in the field, so I am declaring that 16th seed open, and we are going to fill it with our first round of voting!

That’s right, it’s a play-in game to set the Field of Sixteen!

Vote for up to FIVE bad guys from the list below … the single villain with the most votes will join our field as a (very dangerous) #16 seed when the tournament begins in earnest, next Monday!

The deadline for voting is a deliberately vague hour on Sunday, March 13th (basically whenever I can be bothered to write up the next blog!). So vote early, and vote often — and tell your friends!


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Posted on March 14, 2016, in March Madness! and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.

  1. Ah, my favorite time of the year, the Longbox Graveyard March Madness! Ultron, Kang, and Thanos seemed like no-brainers to me. I spent my other two votes on Juggernaut (a nod to my X-Men obsession from the early 80’s) and Gorilla Grodd (a nod to my obsession with talking apes). It’ll be interesting if there’s a tie in the play-in game.


    • Great to hear from you, Dave, and thanks for voting in the tournament. This first round might be the most exciting of them all … and if there is a tie in the play-in match, Your Humble Mole Man gets to cast the deciding vote.

      (And, yes, it is a grave injustice that Mole Man is not represented … but I wanted to avoid any hint of home field advantage!)

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  2. I voted myself. Very interesting tournament. Very curious to see who wins.


  3. I, too, gave some respect to Grodd.
    As for my other votes, I prefer to play my cards close to the vest, at this point.
    I will await the outcome of this tournament in my secret villain lair, and have my minions keep me updated on the results. Woe to them should they fail me!
    Now excuse me, I have some work to do on my orbiting death-satellite.


  4. March Madness never fails to entertain. I was tempted to vote for Riddler just to laugh when he gets annihilated by Galactus, but… No.

    In the spirit of annual geek arguments, I object to considering Galactus evil, when he’s clearly an amoral force of cosmic nature. For legal precedent, see The Trial of Reed Richards.

    As always, may the best Dr. Doom win.

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    • Doom has what may prove to be a tough match-up with the Red Skull in the first round. In the tradition of Super-Villain Team-Up, I expect them to solve their differences with laser swords on the moon.

      And if we don’t consider Godzilla evil, then I guess the same courtesy should be extended toward Galactus …


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